Articles Tagged with: Couture Bridal

TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH REAL BRIDE CHIOMA IGWE.

Chioma wanted to look and feel  like a modern Princess on her wedding day to Noble Igwe Nigerian blogger, curator, fashion, PR and styling Entrepreneur. 

Her Ballgown wedding dress featured a corseted bodice with a drop waist leading to magnificent ballgown skirt with deep pleats and a dramatic cathedral length train. 

3D Lace appliques were cut out from a Lace fabric piece, embellished with Swarovski diamanté crystals and then hand-stitched unto the bodice, off the shoulder dropped sleeves and skirt, as well as her bespoke cathedral length tulle veil.

Location : Lagos, Nigeria.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE KIYERAN

Kiyeran was very clear about two aspects of her couture bridal gown when I sat down with her at our first consultation together…. She wanted drama at the back of her gown and a very low back.

Both goals were achieved with her corseted gown in champagne silk duchesse satin and ivory beaded lace appliques, with a sheath skirt silhouette in the front of the gown a dramatic ruffles at the back leading to a chapel train. The skirt train was designed to be bustled up to create a different look for the wedding Reception and for ease of movement during dancing.

The look was completed with a tulle cathedral length veil.

Location – One Gt George Street , London, UK.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE RUBY.

The creation of Kosibah Bride Ruby’s couture bridal gown from sketch to First Dance.

Ruby wore a modified fishtail silhouette gown with off the shoulder cap sleeves, sweetheart neckline, deep plunge back with a tulle and lace appliqués modesty panel fastened with tiny fabric covered button. The bodice had an internal corset to achieve the signature Kosibah hourglass silhouette. 

The fishtail skirt had a 5 meter train and was edged with scalloped lace matching the hand stitched appliques on the gown and cathedral veil.

Wedding location – London, England.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH COUTURE GOWN THALIA.

The creation of Kosibah couture bridal gown Thalia from Atelier to Runway.

Fitted sheath strapless gown with ruched empire line bodice. Puddle train. Hand stitched Lace appliques down the centre of the gown. Detachable Tulle Watteau cathedral train. Lace appliques hand stitched unto the hem edge.

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TRUST THE PROCESS -KOSIBAH BRIDE LIZ.

The creation of Kosibah Bride Liz’s couture bridal gown from Atelier to just about to walk down the aisle.

Liz wore a mermaid silhouette gown. The bodice was a base of skin tone illusion mesh with hand cut embellished lace appliques hand stitched unto it. It had a plunging neckline and deep V open back and spagetti shoulder straps embellished with a diamanté chain link. 

The mermaid skirt had the upper section in Satin backed lace embellished with Swarovski diamanté crystals and the lower part layers of soft tulle with a dramatic cathedral train.

The ensemble was completed with a cathedral length tulle veil.

Wedding location – Leeds Castle

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH COUTURE GOWN EUTERPE.

The creation of Kosibah couture bridal gown Euterpe from sketch to reality. Euterpe features an illusion Tulle bodice with Lace appliqués. 3/4 Length sleeves, Duchesse Satin trumpet skirt with a puddle train, Tulle overskirt with Lace appliqués and a cathedral train. 

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE LIZ OSHO

Liz wanted a gown to change into from the formal part of her wedding ceremony to the wedding Reception. I designed and created a strapless corseted gown in silk Zibeline with a sweetheart neckline. The trumpet silhouette skirt had a puddle train.

The look was completed with a silk Organza cape with a bejewelled collar and chapel train.

Location: USA.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE IFE.

The creation of Kosibah Bride Ife’s couture bridal gown from Atelier to First dance.

Ife wore a strapless mermaid couture gown. The bodice, with a sweetheart neckline, is in French lace with a duchesse satin underlay and has an internal corset. The mermaid skirt in ruffled layers of tulle and lace has a cathedral length train. The ensemble is completed with a tulle chemise with a high neckline and long fitted sleeves with hand stitched French lace appliques.

The cathedral tulle veil also features hand stitched French lace appliques.

Wedding location: Birmingham, UK.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE CLARA OLATUNJI.

The creation of Kosibah Bride Clara’s couture bridal gown from sketch to walking down the aisle.

Clara’s custom gown features a puddle length trumpet silhouette inner skirt, over which is a modified A line silhouette overlay with hand-sewn 3D lace appliqués,  horsehair trim along the hemline and cathedral length train. The corseted bodice, with cap sleeves has a bateau neckline and V back detailing. 

Wedding location – Malta.

A bespoke cathedral length veil edged with horsehair trim and embellished with the same 3D lace appliqués completes the look.

Official wedding Images by T. Phillips Photography (tphillips.com)

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Here is the Google review left by Kosibah Bride Clara.

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Top 5 Kosibah Destination Brides for 2016.

Hi there, thanks for checking out this blog post.  As the end of 2016 draws in, I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to look back at Kosibah Real Brides who got married in a different country from which they usually live.

This is more pertinent to me as a bridal designer who has recently relocated to New York  from London after successfully running my business there for 25 years.

It’s a huge leap of faith to have a destination wedding because even if you have the most efficient and well connected wedding planner, you are still physically removed from where your dream day will take place.

I’ve had the great privilege this year to work with some amazing brides to create couture gowns for their destination weddings. I’m pleased that at least getting their couture gown made is one thing they can be part of from start to completion.

Here is the list. Please let me know which is your favourite Kosibah Bride or wedding destination.

1.Kosibah Real Bride Louise. Destination: Cape Town, South Africa.

Louise wore a couture full skirted bridal gown with a beaded, corseted bodice and a tulle skirt bustled behind with multi length layers, stiffed at the hemline with horsehair crinoline.

2. Kosibah Real Bride Funmilayo. Destination: Venice, Italy.

Funmilayo wore a couture fishtail gown. It had a removable chemise with 3/4 length sleeves which she removed for the informal part of the wedding reception.

3. Kosibah Real Bride Amina. Destination: Chateneauf-de-Grass (near Nice), France.

Amina wore a silver gray French Lace and Duchesse Satin couture gown styled to reflect her Nigerian heritage. The corseted gown had a fitted skirt with a detachable tulle overskirt.

4. Kosibah Real Bride Julianna. Destination: Santorini, Greece.

Julianna wore a couture bridal gown featuring an illusion tulle bodice embellished with Lace appliqués and a modified fishtail skirt in soft tulle with a cathedral train.

5. Kosibah Real Bride Layal. Destination: Lake Como, Italy.

Layal wore a couture bridal gown with a fitted beaded Lace bodice with an intergral corset and delicate covered buttons over the dress zipper and dropped shoulder strap sleeves. The fishtail skirt was made up of over 50 meters of Tulle gathered into rose swirls and ruffles on the surface fabric of Duchesse Satin. A matching cathedral veil with hand stitched Lace edging completed the ensemble. Photos by Jide Alakija.

I look forward to reading your comments. Thank you.


Happy Anniversary to Fola and Akin Esho.

Here are images from the wedding of the CEO of Wed Magazine and Wed Expo Akin Esho and Kosibah client Fola which took place exactly one year ago today in Lagos, Nigeria.

As is the case with most of my bridal clients, I was there to dress Fola and attend the wedding.

Happy Anniversary Fola and Akin, I wish you many more years of marital bliss.

Hair and Make Up was by BMPRO MAKEUP and the cake was by Cakes By Tosan

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KOSIBAH Bridal Consultation

Yemi Osunkoya will be holding Bridal Consultations at a hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria on the 9th and 10th June, 2012 for brides-to-be who appreciate AND can afford Couture gowns.

If you are based in Nigeria and recently got engaged or know someone who recently got engaged and is getting married between October 2012 and April 2013, please send a direct message to designer@kosibah.co.uk to enquire about booking an appointment. Thank you.


Post Sample Sale

Kosibah’s First Sample sale @Primo Bar, hosted by Creative Cornucopia, turned out to be a blissful and an eventful evening and loads of ladies showed up to purchase either a Couture Bridal or an Evening Gown at a discount price of 90% of the original price (*wink*), fulfilling their desires to become a fairy tale princess or a damsel for ‘that’ beautiful occasion  and if you were not there to get yours, you still have the chance to get one of those Elegant Gowns or Couture  Bridal @ the ‘KOSIBAH STUDIO’ www.kosibah.co.uk

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